[s-cars] Re: Purchase '91 200 20V?
agaidos at got.net
agaidos at got.net
Tue Oct 1 08:38:00 EDT 2002
Having just spent $3400 on repairs for my wife's '91 200 I can relate to the
repair cost. UFOs alone were $466.
Quoting Dan Simoes <dans at audifans.com>:
> Having owned both, apples to apples, the later cars are tighter and have
> better build quality. I also think the later cars look more modern.
> An S6 wagon still looks like a current model, while a 200 wagon looks
> like the bastard child of an old 100 and a Scirocco. :)
> The problem is, compare a 91 200 wagon at $8000-9000 (current market
> rates) to a 95 s6 wagon at $18000-20000, and that's a lot of money to
> set aside for repairs.
> I'm currently debating whether to keep mine, simply because I know that
> it's going to suck up time and money with repairs. I'm thinking of
> proactively replacing anything that is likely to fail, but that's a few
> grand right there (insert sound of Bernie falling to the ground with a
> If you're looking at sedans, the prices are a bit lower on both ends.
> Christopher Gharibo wrote:
> > I am debating on whether if I should buy a '91 200 20V or an 92-95 S4/S6.
> > I like the 200s body style and price, but I am concerned about parts
> > availability for this rare 11 year old car. Is this a valid concern?
> > The S4/S6 have better parts availability but higher prices.
> > Is the performance for the 200 vs S4/S6 similar?
> > Is saving money by going for the '91 200 smart or am I really getting a
> > better car by going for the S4/S6?
> > Thanks for your thoughts.
> > Chris
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